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#917 Chicago White Sox 9.5 vs.
#918 Los Angeles Angels -155
Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 10:07pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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The Los Angeles Angels will be trying to bounce back from their interleague series loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates when they take on the Chicago White Sox in the first game of their four-game weekend series on Thursday night. The game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim and is scheduled to begin at 10:07 PM. ET.

Reynaldo Lopez, 7-9, 5.16 ERA, will get the start for the White Sox. The Angels will counter with Andrew Heaney, 1-3, 4.89 ERA.

(This preview was written before Wednesday’s game was played).

White Sox Trying To Snap Five-Game Losing Streak To Angels

The White Sox haven’t fared well against the Angels in recent games and have lost their last five contests against them. They have played well over the last two weeks and will be trying to keep the momentum going with a win over the Angels on Thursday.

Offensively, Chicago has been below average this season. The team’s .253 batting average is 14th in the league. Their .309 on-base percentage is 25th, while their .396 slugging percentage is 28th in the league. The 484 runs they have scored are 28th in the league.

Yoan Moncada leads the White Sox with a .301 batting average, while Jose Abreu leads the team with 24 homers and 84 RBI.

Chicago’s pitching also hasn’t been very good. Opponents have a .264 batting average against the White Sox, which is 23rd in the league. Their 4.80 ERA is 21st, while their 43 quality starts are 19th in the league.

In his last start, Lopez gave up six hits and zero earned runs in 6.1 innings, helping the White Sox get a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics. The team will need a similar effort from him to get the win over the Angels.

Angels Slumping To Finish Line

The Angels had been hoping to end their playoff drought this season and looked like a playoff team for most of the season, but they have slipped in the second half of the season and are now 13 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays in the Wildcard standings. Even though their playoff hopes are all but dashed, they will still try to finish the season on a high note.

Offensively, the Angels have played well this season. Their .252 batting average is 15th in the league. Their .329 on-base percentage is ninth, while their .434 slugging percentage is 17th in the league. The 605 runs they have scored are 10th in the league.

Mike Trout is once again the favorite to win the AL MVP award, leading the Angels with a .293 batting average, 39 homers, and 92 RBI.

Los Angeles’ pitching is among the worst in the league. Opponents have a .255 batting average against the Angels, which is 18th in the league. Their 5.09 ERA is 26th, while their 16 quality starts are 30th in the league.

In his last start, Heaney gave up three hits and one earned run in 3.2 innings, helping the Angels get a 12-4 win over the Boston Red Sox. The team will need another solid performance from him to give themselves a chance in this game.

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Full-Game Side Bet

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The Angels haven’t played well recently and have only two wins in their last 12 games. They have also struggled against teams with losing records and have lost their last five games against them. The White Sox have played well o the road recently, winning four of their last five games away from home and five of Lopez’s last six road starts.

Prediction: Chicago White Sox

Full-Game Total Pick

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The White Sox have played over the total in four of their last seven road games against teams with losing records and in three of their last five road games. The Angels have played over the total in their last five games against teams with losing records and in four of their last five games.

Prediction: Over

First Five Innings Side Pick

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The Angels will win the first five innings of this game because they have outplayed the White Sox in the first five innings of their last three games, averaging 3.33 runs per game while the White Sox average two runs per game.

Prediction: Los Angeles Angels

First Five Innings Total Bet

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The White Sox and Angels are averaging 5.33 combined runs per game in the first five innings of their last three games and they will go over the first five-inning total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.